(Xinhua) -- Denmark will be without
experienced midfielder William Kvist for the rest of the World
Cup, the Danish Football Association confirmed on Sunday.
The 33-year-old had to be carried off the pitch in the in the
first half of Denmark’s 1-0 win against Peru on Saturday after
being injured in a challenge with Peru’s Jefferson Farfan and
was replaced by Lasse Schone.
"William Kvist has suffered a rib injury and is travelling
home to Denmark. Everyone around the team wishes him a good
recovery," explained the Danish FA on their ‘Twitter’ account.
A hard-working holding midfielder, Kvist may not have been
the most technical player in the Denmark side, but his 84 caps
show his enormous importance to the team and it will be
interesting to see who replaces him against Australia in
Denmark’s next group game, where a win for the Danes would
almost certainly book their place in the last 16 of the
FIFA says France’s winning
goal against Australia was Aziz Behich own goal
MOSCOW Russia (Xinhua) --
FIFA have ruled that France’s second goal against
Australia in the World Cup Group C opener was an own goal from
Aziz Behich, its official website showed on Sunday.
In the 81st minute of the match on Saturday, a shot from
France midfielder Paul Pogba looped off the Australian defender
before hitting the underside of the crossbar and bouncing just
over the goal line. The goal helped France secure a 2-1 win over
However, the official FIFA website showed that the goal had
subsequently been attributed to an own goal from Behich, who got
the final touch.
After the match on Saturday, Manchester United midfielder
Pogba told the press that the Australian had touched the ball,
but added that the three points was all that mattered.
France will face Peru in their next game on June 21, while
Australia meet Denmark on the same day.